Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding (2003)

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Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) was believed to have died in a boating accident at the end of the 10th season of Baywatch. However, it turns out he only had amnesia and has been recovering in a Los Angeles hospital. His new fiancée, Allison Ford (Alexandra Paul), resembles his old lover, Lt. Stephanie Holden (also played by Alexandra Paul), who died during the seventh season of Baywatch. However, she is cooperating with an old nemesis of Mitch's, the still undead Mason Sato (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) from the second season, to get revenge on Mitch.

"Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding" is a 2003 made-for-TV movie that serves as a reunion movie for the popular tv series "Baywatch". Directed by Douglas Schwartz, the movie features returning cast members David Hasselhoff, Pamela Anderson, Alexandra Paul, and many others. The storyline focuses on a plot by a cruel character from the past, who develops a fatal plan to ruin Mitch Buchannon's wedding event.

Plot Summary
The film begins with old Baywatch lifeguard, Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) having a nightmare about his expected death, but he finds it was only a dream when he awakens in Hawaii with a beautiful woman. He has actually been working as a private investigator along with his sweetheart, Allison Ford (Brande Roderick). They decide to get married in Hawaii where the majority of his old associates live.

On the other hand, former Baywatch lifeguard, Neely Capshaw (Jennifer Campbell) who was presumed dead, has actually survived and is plotting revenge on Mitch by camouflaging herself as a wealthy socialite. She utilizes her wealth to acquire the trust of Mitch's old friends and invites them to the wedding, wanting to kill Mitch at the altar.

While planning his wedding event, Mitch gets suspicious about the mysterious guests to the wedding and enlists his old good friend and coworker, C.J. Parker (Pamela Anderson), to investigate. It rapidly ends up being apparent that Neely lags this devious plot, and the race is on to stop her from executing her strategy.

Main Characters
Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) is the brave main lead character of the series and the film. He is planning to wed his girlfriend however becomes suspicious about the strange guests invited to the wedding.

Allison Ford (Brande Roderick) is Mitch's girlfriend who is preparing the wedding. She stays oblivious to the risks unbeknownst to her until later in the film.

C.J. Parker (Pamela Anderson) is Mitch's old good friend who is employed to examine. She contributes in finding Neely's plot.

Neely Capshaw (Jennifer Campbell) is the main antagonist who plots to eliminate Mitch out of vengeance. She masquerades as a rich socialite and manipulates Mitch's old buddies to participate in the wedding.

Important Reception
The movie got mostly unfavorable evaluations from critics, who criticized it for its lack of creativity and coherence. Regardless of the flashy Hawaiian setting and familiar faces, "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding" stopped working to spark the magic of the initial series, making the movie more of a nostalgic reunion that only die-hard fans of the program may value.

In conclusion, "Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding" is a throwback to the 90s' preferred beach series, including the majority of the initial cast. The story focuses on a tactic designed by a cruel character to destroy the lead character's wedding event. Nevertheless, it did not have the depth and creativity of its television counterpart, making it less attractive to the general audience. The film is primarily targeted towards the fans of the original series, serving as a nostalgic reunion movie rather than a standalone feature.

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